International Award of Excellence in Conservation for Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

George Mason University Professor Thomas Lovejoy’s lifelong work to protect biodiversity prompted the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) to award him with its “International Award of Excellence in Conservation” this week.

“It is a special honor to be recognized by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas — a vibrant and noteworthy institution,” says Lovejoy, a professor of environmental science and policy. The World Wildlife Fund also honored him earlier this year.

Read the full article from the Mason NewsDesk on 12/4/2013…

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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